Learner Introductions

This is the point in the course where you introduce yourself.

This is the point in the course where you introduce yourself.



• Your name Your company Skills and knowledge Brief history Objective

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Prepare to share the following information:

■ A profile of your experience

■ Are there any subject areas you would like to concentrate on?

Lab Registration

This section covers lab registration.

This section covers lab registration.

You can now register for the CCIE exam through an on-line system accessible through the Internet. To register for the CCIE Routing and Switching Lab Exam go to:


The registration utility will ask you for your candidate ID, which is usually your Social Security Number, the date you would like to take the exam, and the score you received on your written test.

What to Expect the Day of the Lab

This section covers what you can expect on the day of the lab.

This section covers what you can expect on the day of the lab.

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• Arrive at least 15 minutes before the lab start time

• The total duration of the lab is 8 hours

• There will be a 30 minute lunch break around 11:30am

• An overview of the lab and the time schedule for the day will be presented

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The lab proctor will escort all lab participants into the lab a few minutes before the start time to give everyone an overview of the lab. If you are not present at this time, the proctor may later deny you entry into the lab facilities. The lab personnel will give you an overview of the lab facilities and the time schedule for the day. Cisco should email the lab results to you the following business day.



• Tests are in protective binder sleeves

• No writing on the actual test

• Three network diagrams will be supplied

• DLCI assignments

• IP Address assignment

• Routing Protocol Areas

• Passing score is 80 points

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The Lab scenario will be in a loose-leaf notebook. There is no writing on the actual exam. However, scratch paper is available for additional drawings and notes. The proctor will track the number of pieces of scratch paper. Failure to return any pieces of paper will result in automatic failure of the lab exam. The lab includes three network diagrams with the following information: Frame Relay Data-Link Connection Identifier (DLCI) assignments, Internet Protocol (IP) address assignments, and a map of the routing protocols you are to configure. If you need to, you may want to make your own network drawing using the scratch paper provided.

You must score at least 80 points out a possible 100 points to pass the CCIE Lab Exam.

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Review the drawings Read through the test Keep track of your time

Complete the higher point value questions first The proctor is your friend

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When you start your test, review the drawings and read the test at least once. This will let you know the subject matters covered on your particular exam. It will also help you to determine which questions to answer first. Reading through the test also allows you to configure your devices appropriately based on any future requirements. Requirements at the end of the lab may affect your configuration at the beginning. This is an "issue spotting" test. As you are reading the questions, think about what is involved in configuring the particular scenario and what the implications might be. The lab tests your knowledge of routing protocol interaction.

When configuring a particular question, work methodically. Work based on the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model from Layer 1 up. If possible, test each possible answer before proceeding. For example, make sure your Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) neighbors are adjacent and exchanging routing updates before modifying timers or adding authentication. This will allow for easier troubleshooting. Remember you only want to configure a scenario once.

Keep track of your time. If you do not know an answer, move on. Work on the higher point values first. If you are not sure how to answer a question, ask the proctor. Have alternatives available. For instance, tell them "there are two ways to answer this question, method 'A' or method 'B', which would you prefer". If you suspect a hardware problem, notify the proctor immediately. Be able to substantiate your claim. The proctors are there as a resource, they are not there to help you answer the questions.

Make sure you answer all parts to a question. Allow 30 minutes to one hour before the end of your exam to review your configurations.

After the Test

• Exam Results

• Dispute Resolution

• Retaking Exam

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Cisco typically e-mails lab results to you sometime the next business day. If you suspect an error with your test grade, a review procedure is available. There is a fee of $250.00 for this service. If the review results in a passing grade or a difference of 20 points or greater, Cisco will refund the fee. If your overall exam score is less than 20 points, you must wait at least six months before retaking the exam. Otherwise, you may reschedule as soon as you would like.

Again, you must score at least 80 out of a possible 100 points to pass. When you pass your lab you will be in a select group of people in the world who have obtained this prestigious certification. Good luck!

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